Item 375A0466 - Swing-shift workers on stage at Playhouse Theatre, Portland

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Swing-shift workers on stage at Playhouse Theatre, Portland


  • 1943-01-16 (Creation)


Photograph; safety film; 3.125 x 4.125 in

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Photograph showing a group of people on a stage. At front is a man standing at a microphone. The rest of the group is standing behind him; in the background at left is a man sitting at a piano. The number 22 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image. The unverified note “Albina shipbuilding / Swing shift / Playhouse Theatre / 1/16/43” is written on the negative sleeve. The photograph was probably taken at a vaudeville show performed by workers from Albina Engine & Machine Works and Commercial Iron Works in Portland. A short preview of the show was published on Page 4, Section 2, of the Oregon Journal on Friday, January 15, 1943: “SHIPYARD SHOW–Even the national War Labor board has set its seal of approval on the Albina-Commercial swing shift show slated for 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Playhouse. Besides a sneak preview and ‘This is Blitz,’ or what Hitler does to conquered countries, the workers will give their own 10-act vaudeville, featuring Clinton English, Albina magician, and Helene Landsvert, Commercial dancer.” See related image Nos. 375A0462, 375A0463, 375A0464, 375A0465, 375A0467, 375A0468, 375A0469, 375A0470, 375A0471, 375A0472, 375A0473, and 375A0474.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 375; 375A0466

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1.1 MiB


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